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Quotidiano di informazione – Anno 32 n° 126

“Innovation with purpose” at the IFC 2015

Posted by fidest press agency su giovedì, 24 settembre 2015

europa-261011-cDelivering his latest talk on the power of purpose and innovation for the first time in Europe, Dan Pallotta will be giving his powerful, thought-provoking insights at the opening plenary at the International Fundraising Congress in Holland on 20 – 23rd October.Dan is an entrepreneur, author and humanitarian activist who once said that “everything the donating public has been taught about giving is dysfunctional”. His TED Talk was viewed more than 3.6 million times and is one of the 100 most-viewed TED Talks of all time. In his fantastic new talk, he challenges us to think about and question what it really takes to innovate – the kinds of questions that can change entire organisations.Dan delivered the closing plenary at IFC 4 years ago to a standing ovation. As he turns to this poignant subject he says: “We’re asked to innovate without really addressing the purpose of the innovation at the outset. Is its purpose only to obey what the cutting-edge business books say we should be doing?” “I wanted to take a counter-cultural look at the subject. The talk addresses themes and questions around great innovation coming from great purpose, frustration being the fuel for innovation, the power of an idea whose time has come over an idea whose time has been forced, the role of patience and presence in innovation, the power of commitment and if you’re not taking risks, the risks will take you.”According to Kyla Shawyer, chief executive of the Resource Alliance, the many challenges facing charities today are clear and innovation is an integral part of not just surviving but thriving.“To innovate is to future proof your organisation. No matter what sector you are in, innovation is an essential part of your organisation. Challenging the status quo and endeavouring to create new ways to engage with existing and new supporters is what fosters genuine commitment to your cause and translates to results on the ground.”“An important ingredient of the IFC is sharing experience – innovation can come from the most unexpected places? It’s the perfect platform for interacting with some of the brightest thinkers and passionate change-makers from around the world.”
Pallotta is best known for creating the multi-day charitable event industry, and a new generation of philanthropists with the AIDS Rides and Breast Cancer 3-Day events, which raised $582 million in nine years. Dan is the founder and Chief Humanity Officer of Advertising for Humanity, which helps foundations and philanthropists transform the growth potential of their favourite grantees. He is also the founder and President of the Charity Defense Council, a new leadership movement dedicated to transforming the way the donating public thinks about charity and change.
He is the author of Uncharitable – How Restraints on Nonprofits Undermine Their Potential, Charity Case: How the Nonprofit Community Can Stand Up for Itself and Really Change the World, and When Your Moment Comes – a Guide to Fulfilling Your Dreams. The Resource Alliance is also delighted to announce two new plenary guest speakers – Alberto Cairo, head of the International Committee of the Red Cross orthopaedic programme in Afghanistan, whoes work over 22 years, providing rehabilitation for disabled people and victims of the conflict in that country earnt him a Henry Dunant Medal, the highest award of the Red Cross/Red Crescent movement. Also presenting is Mark Horvath, founder of transformative storytelling platform “Invisible People”, which leverages the power of video and the reach of social media to share the unfiltered stories of homeless people in the US. With this spectacular line-up, this year’s IFC 2015 is not one to miss.


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